Abbotsford man charged with public mischief

Charges laid following a series of false tips to police about incidents in Abbotsford

  • Sep. 5, 2013 8:00 p.m.

Abbotsford police have arrested and charged a man with public mischief, following a series of false tips sent to police.

Between late May and the end of June, the police department received 18 tips about incidents occurring or having occurred at different locations in Abbotsford.

The tips referenced home invasions, sexual assaults, plans to kill police officers, and explosives being located in businesses and neighbourhoods.

Police investigated each of these tips and determined them all to be false. Investigators determined that these tips had allegedly been made by a 38-year-old Abbotsford man, Donald George Campbell.

Police said each of the tips demanded a response and caused stress for many people working for the targeted businesses and living in the various residential areas described.

The major crime unit took over the investigation once it was suspected that the tips were false, resulting in the arrest and charge of Campbell.

He now faces three counts of public mischief and one count of conveying a message to alarm.

Police would like to thank all of the citizens who assisted in the investigation.